VIDEO: Patron hits bartender with glass in Murray Hill bar

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Police are looking for a man who assaulted a female bartender at a bar in Murray Hill.

On Sunday, September 18, at approximately 11:30 p.m., the man in the photo above grabbed the 38-year-old victim by the hair and hit her in the head with a glass. According to police, he committed the heinous act after she refused to serve him alcohol because he failed to pay for a previous round of drinks.

Police have not indicated if he was drunk or not.

The bartender suffered a laceration to her head that required five stitches. She was taken to Flushing Hospital and is in stable condition.

The suspect, however, left the bar in an unknown location.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or  submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.

See the incident in the video below:

Helmet giveaway in Oakland Gardens

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Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and Councilman Barry Grodenchik are hosting a free bike helmet fitting and giveaway this weekend at PS46 Alley Pond School.

Community members must be present to get a helmet to learn how to fit it. Adults over the age of 18 must sign a waiver, and youth under 18 must have a parent present to sign the waiver.

The event starts at 10 a.m. at 64-45 218th Street in Oakland Gardens.

YWCA’s COMPASS NYC opens in Flushing

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Elected officials cut the ribbon to the YWCA’s new COMPASS NYC (Comprehensive After School System of NYC) program last week.

Operated by the City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), the program now becomes an available after school option for students in grades K-12. Students participate in hands-on projects that “strengthens comprehension and application of their classroom education.”

At the ceremony were Assemblywoman Nily Rozic, State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Councilman Peter Koo, Public Advocate Letitia James and Katherine Kim, executive director of the YWCA.

 

Creep grabs woman’s behind at bus stop

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Cops are looking for this man who they say grabbed a 29-year-old woman’s butt as she was boarding an MTA bus on Roosevelt Avenue and Main Street.

Authorities said the incident occurred on Sunday, September 4th at approximately 3:30 p.m.

After the victim boarded the bus, the suspect remained on the street, where he blew kisses at her until the bus departed.

That is sexual harassment, and if seen, should always be reported to the authorities.

See if you can help identify the creep below.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM.

Stavisky fends off Jung for second time

Stavisky, right, with State Senator Jose Peralta in Jackson Heights

Stavisky, right, with State Senator Jose Peralta in Jackson Heights

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky defeated second-time challenger S.J. Jung in last night’s Democratic Primary for the 16th Senate District.

Stavisky, who has held the seat since 1999, is the first woman to represent Queens in the State Senate. She collected 5,192 votes, or 57 percent, to beat Jung, who won 42 percent. When he challenged Stavisky back in 2014, he also had 42 percent.

The community advocate and small businessman used to lead the MinKwon Center, an immigrants right and civic organization in Flushing. He lost a City Council race back in 2009 as well.

S.J. Jung at a campaign rally in July.

S.J. Jung at a campaign rally in July.

Jung was widely criticized by women’s rights groups for his stance on abortion. He said he didn’t support abortion or a women’s right to choose.

Asian American LGBT groups also condemned Jung for his comments about erasing same-sex couples from school textbooks, which he told a group of Korean churches in March. Jung then reaffirmed his belief that marriage is between a man and a woman.